It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning April 5

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Beach buggy driving class

The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, in conjunction with the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, is sponsoring a clinic for learning how to drive on the Brigantine beaches. It will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street. Class size is limited to 17 people. Register by calling Doug Taylor at 856-981-3787.

Lions Club hosts AC mayor

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian will speak at the Brigantine Lions Club dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7 (cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m.). The public is invited. The meeting will be held at Laguna Grill, 1400 Ocean Ave. Tickets are $22 and include an entree choice of flat-iron steak, grilled salmon or chicken francaise. Dinners come with salad, roasted red bliss potatoes and vegetable medley, with chocolate lava cake for dessert. A cash bar is available. Reserve tickets by calling Steve Satz at 609-402-6391 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Garden Club meeting

The Brigantine Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 in the Brigantine Beach Community Center multi-purpose room. The meeting, which is open to anyone who would like to attend, will open with a business portion and then move on to confirming programs and setting up volunteers for different events. For details, call the Garden Club at 609-266-3685.

Republican Club meets

The Brigantine Republican Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at the VFW Post 6064, located at 121 31st St. South. Many topics will be discussed including the May 13 special election on the public safety director position, schools, municipal budget, and golf course. Attendees will be able to talk with Mayor Phil Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and candidate for Councilman-at Large candidate Vince Sera. New members are always welcome. Call Jim Mackey at 609-369-3307.

Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser dinner

The Brigantine Democrats will hold their major fundraising event of the year 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at The Links Golf Club, 1075 N. Shore Drive. This is the sixth annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner and it will host several prominent Democrats including Sen. Steven Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, Sen. Jim Whelan, Vince Mazzeo, Assemblyman, Colin Bell, and Ernest Coursey, Freeholders and Congressional candidate William J. Hughes Jr. among others. The Democrats will also introduce its new slate of candidates for this fall’s Brigantine election:  Lisa McClay for mayor, Frank Kern and Robert Polillo for Council at Large. For details, call Jerry Szucs at 609-948-5555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Free concert series opens with Jim Craine and the All Stars

The 2014 Brigantine C.E.R. Concert Series will begin with Jim Craine and the All Stars performing 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the Brigantine North School. This concert is free and is open to the general public. All Brigantine residents, their families and friends are encouraged to attend. This will be the first of 13 concerts presented during the 2014 season. For additional information call the CER Office at 609-264-7350.

Third annual egg hunt

The City of Brigantine and the Brigantine Chamber of Commerce will hold an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the 16th Street beach. The event is free and open to all Brigantine residents age 12 and younger. Bring a basket. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held at the Community Center on 42nd Street. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches boating safety

All operators of powered vessels and personal watercraft on N.J. waters, regardless of age, are required to possess a boat safety certificate. Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct five “About Boating Safely” classes this year, scheduled for Saturday, April 12; Saturday, May 10; Saturday, June 14; Saturday, July 12; and Saturday, Aug. 9. All classes start at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, located at 265 42nd St. Each class lasts eight hours; a lunch will be provided. Upon passing the test at the end of the class, a certificate will be issued. A $60 prepaid registration is required. Class size is limited, so early registration is advised. Register by leaving a message at 609-926-7607 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For class information, visit www.uscgaux-brigantine-nj.org.

An Afternoon in Vienna, Part II

The Brigantine Cultural Arts Commission will present Part II of an Afternoon in Vienna 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at The Links. Peter Kadel and his partner Mary will lecture and demonstrate the Viennese Waltz, the Polka and other European dances. Cost of $30 per person includes a salad, entrée and dessert. Entrée choices are pan-seared salmon, chicken francaise, or vegetarian pasta. Reserve a seat by calling Jane Ann at 609-266-9139 or Pam at 609-266-3808. There will be no ticket sales at the door unless seats are available.

Mother’s Day flower sale

The Mother’s Day flower sale will take place rain or shine Thursday through Sunday, May 8-11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 15th and W. Brigantine avenues. Hanging flower baskets and carry baskets will be available, plus a great selection of patio pots in various sizes. Flower sale hours are noon-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Shop early for the best flowers! For details, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call Sue Clark at 609-338-3174 or the church office at 609-266-7942.

Shore De-Tour Classic Car Show returns

The second annual Shore De-Tour Classic Car Show will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at St. George’s Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. in Brigantine. Admission is free, and the public is invited to vote for the top three cars at the event. There will be trophies and prizes for the winning car owners, and all entrants will receive a complimentary breakfast for two. Donations will be also collected for the training of Breezy, a Seeing Eye Dog. All pre-1980 cars are welcome. To register a car for the show, call 609-457-0115 and leave a message by Sunday, May 11.

Ongoing

C.E.R. presents vintage radio shows

The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation, in conjunction with the Atlantic County Meal program, is presenting audio presentations of vintage radio shows on Wednesday mornings at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street. Some of these shows date back to the early 1940s. Amos & Andy, Bob Hope, The Shadow, Ozzie and Harriet, Abbott and Costello, Duffy’s Tavern, Fibber McGee and Molly, Jack Benny are among the many shows donated by Tom Druding of Brigantine. Call the Brigantine CER at 609-264-7350.

Support group for Sandy survivors

“Your Calm After the Storm,” a support group for Superstorm Sandy survivors, meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through May 28 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street, for anyone who would like to visit, discuss their struggles in the aftermath of the storm, and get updates on recovery resources. The program is facilitated by the state Mental Health Association and is presented by the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library, in partnership with BrigStrong and the Brigantine Municipal Alliance. All sessions are free and open to adults. Light refreshments will be served. Call the BBCC at 609-264-7350 ext. 1.


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